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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants.

From: Fitness level and body composition indices: cross-sectional study among Malaysian adolescent

  Boys Girls p
n 405 666 -
Ethnicity (%)    0.87
  Malay 82.3 83.0  
  Chinese 8.2 7.0  
  Indian 6.5 7.1  
  Others 3.1 2.8  
Tanner staging (%)    <0.001
  1    8.2    4.8  
  2 30.5 18.2  
  3 40.8 48.4  
  4 17.7 25.3  
  5    2.9    3.4  
Age (years) 12.8 ± 0.3 12.9 ± 0.3 0.024
Pulse rate (beats/min) 85.5 ± 14.0 90.1 ± 13.2 <0.001
SBP (mm/Hg) 110.6 ± 10.5 108.7 ± 11.8 0.006
DBP (mm/Hg) 68.8 ± 10.5 66.7 ± 10.3 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 19.8 ± 5.0 19.7 ± 4.4 0.729
BMI SD 0.17 ± 1.7 0.02 ± 1.4 0.130
WC (cm) 70.5 ± 13.1 67.5 ± 9.9 <0.001
WHtR 0.47 ± 0.1 0.45 ± 0.1 <0.001
  1. Data are mean ± SD or percentage, SBP = Systolic blood pressure, DBP = Diastolic blood pressure, BMI = Body mass index, WC = Waist circumference, WHtR = Waist height ratio.